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This type of behavior should be expected by the Democrats as they plan on nothing stopping them from blocking anyone Trump nominates. Morals and ethics be damned! "No other woman has ever made any allegation of this sort against Kavanaugh. and 65 women have written an explicit letter in his defense". Expect more of the "Me Too" crowd to come out of their filthy hiding places to help smear this poor guy if this Ford person doesn't get it done.
This entire mess is Charles Grassely’s fault for failing to anticipate the (quite predictable) lengths to which Democratic left would go to scuttle this nomination, and to structure the confirmation process in a manner that would preclude an event such as this. The hearings should have been cut short after they degenerated into an appalling shit show in the first seven minutes. The committee vote should have been held immediately after the truncated hearings, and the Senate vote held immediately thereafter.
Charles Grassley is an honorable man and has been the unsung hero of the Senate investigation into the corruption of the Democratic party in the 2016 election, but he completely botched this nomination process and must take responsibility. He needs to resign his seat as the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, effective immediately.
I sincerely hope this isn't a prelude to a shooting war. But when one side goes so blatantly out of the bounds of morality and law to deprive the other of the power to govern (as it was elected to do) we can't be far from it.
Ask yourself if this had been the other way around, how the media would spin it? President Clinton (Have I mentioned 100 times today how GLORIOUS it is to have a female leader today?!?) has her new Supreme Court pick Rosie O'Donnell held up in the Senate by protesters paid by the NRA or Koch brothers.
I know the bots will be in shortly to claim that Republicans held up Obama's selection of his replacement for Scalia, but that isn't the same. It was a presidential election year and Obama was a lame duck. Also, Democrats had began filibustering Bush's judicial appointments in the last year of his presidency, gambling that they would be able to elect one of their own and have them appoint judges to the empty seats.
Today, I read, is Constitution Day. One of the more obscure National days of celebration. It is particularly interesting the extent to which Democrats are trying to void, overrule, dispose of the Constitution. Apparently Hillary has a new book out, demanding that we rid ourselves of the Electoral College. I can celebrate the day by being grateful once again that we rejected her. The Left is busy trying to reject the President's nomination to the Supreme Court, the man who was, some time ago, the Secretary of State is off trying to overrule what the present Secretary of State does by telling the Iranians how to deal with him. Democrats are using sanctuary cities and open borders, and children "ripped from the arms" to overrule our immigration laws. And use open borders to get enough body count to get the numbers of representatives for California and New York increased. It would seem that their "unspoken" goal is to rid us of the annoying Constitution on the very day we are supposed to celebrate it.
The Elephant's Child
Ford's claims of boorish behavior by Kavanaugh are likely fabricated, but let's step back a moment. Nothing happened to her. She wasn't disrobed, she wasn't raped, she did not even tell a friend about this (although there will be crazies who come forward now to back up her story in order to claim their 15 minutes of fame ).
Exaggerating the impact of this incident, if it occurred ("I was afraid I might die!) trivializes the suffering of victims of actual assault. Let's talk about Yazidi women.
Diane Feinstein covered Kavanaugh's mouth by waiting until the hearings were over, then she turned up the noise so that no one could hear him protest.
Assistant Village Idiot
A great rant from JJ Sefton at Ace of Spades blog this a.m.
this is total bullshit and just making me incandescent with rage. Even considering the dynamics of the anti-Trump Republicans, whether it’s Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Janice Rogers Brown and now Brett Kavanaugh (to say nothing of the scores of cabinet nominees and political candidates over the last 30 years or more), this is all part of the same goddam orchestrated playbook from the Dem-Left-Media Complex. Use a smear, even one like this that is so patently obvious in the way it was vomited up by Dianne Feinstein as a weapon to hold over the heads of the GOP and make them cower in fear, apologize and then demand the withdrawal of the nominee for the good of country. The GOP either believes this or, more likely, pretends to believe this so as not to throw a wrench into the machine of the perpetual Leftward/over-the-cliff/globalist drift of the nation that has been preordained since forever.
Fuck that. THIS IS WAR. If you are running for Senate and you do not see this you really have no business seeking the job. The GOP for now is in the driver’s seat. The reputation of the press and Leftists is in the toilet, and this President won by exposing them for the frauds, perverts and criminals that they are. What is being done to Brett Kavanaugh – unless absolutely 100% bona fide incontrovertible evidence comes forward to say otherwise – is an absolute travesty and a crime. If Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley full-throatedly went to the cameras and stated this flat out, cheers and applause would break out across the land at a volume that even John McCain and Ted Kennedy – the father of “Borking” – would hear even as they molder in their graves.